LeBron James is embrace his social voice and presence as he gets older and realizes it’s not always about basketball.

Speaking on a rash of child shootings in Cleveland Friday, James said there is “no room for guns” as he stressed his support for stronger gun laws in America to Cleveland.com.

“Obviously you’re not going to be able to take every gun out, I don’t know how you can do that,” James said. “There’s so many around now, today. But if there’s some stipulations behind it or some penalties, some big time penalties or rules or regulations about carrying firearms, legal or illegal, people will second-guess themselves.”

James statement comes after the fatal shooting of 5-month-old Aavielle Wakefield on Cleveland’s east side. The comments also come after a shooter killed 13 and wounded more than 20 at a Oregon community college.

James has caught flak for years for not speaking up about social issues.

By Glenn Erby

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